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Eldar Akberov

Eldar Akberov

© Eldar Akberov. New Topography of Absheron

New Topography of Absheron


The Absheron Peninsula is a peninsula in Azerbaijan, on the western coast of the Caspian Sea.

The latest oil boom has left its mark on the Absheron coast, gradually erasing memories of this area. Mesmerizing seascapes are already hidden behind rows of stone-lined walls, the peculiar landscape of Absheron continues to disappear amid infrastructural changes. As a result of this kind of influence, the traditional way of life, simple human communication and human relations inherent in the Absheron culture disappear. For more than three years, I have closely followed these changes, destroying the tangible and intangible heritage of the area, and responded to these changes through my photographs. In this project, I tried to capture the last oases inherent in Absheron, pulling them out of the distorted space. To show the volume of the landscape transformation, I needed to use diptychs and triptychs.

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